Olivia. Oh how we love thee!

If you have a kiddo like mine, you’ve probably noticed the new(ish) tv show on Nick Jr!~ Olivia. For those of you that don’t know (gasp!) who Olivia might be, she’s this (awesome) pig who is 6 3/4 (do NOT forget the 3/4) years old. Olivia is SUPER confident, and inspires children to use their imaginations to dream big. Olivia makes the mundane seem fun and new with every episode. It’s even fun for the grown-ups to watch (I hate to admit, I love her theme song and find myself singing it throughout the house).

What’s really great, is that Spin Master has come out with a line of Olivia toys for children 4 and up and …Continue Reading…


Introducing the NEW Filtrete Water Pitcher!

3M and Filtrete have come up with a fast flow filter (And when they fast, they mean FAST- 5x’s faster than a traditional pitcher-there’s no waiting to let this thing fill up. It’s a FANTASTIC time-saver!) This amazing filter reduces chlorine and sediment for improved taste, odor and clarity.
I have EXTREMELY hard water where I live (seriously, we live right down the road from a …Continue Reading…

Cheerios “Do What You Love” Sweepstakes & Ultimate Family Vacation!

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Cheerios® is giving you the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, your ultimate family vacation. As part of a paid promotion for their “Do What You Love” Sweepstakes, Cheerios® is sponsoring my post today about what my ultimate family vacation would be. Read mine and Enter the Sweepstakes for a chance to actually win your own fantasy family trip or one of a bunch of other great prizes.

Now… onto my Ultimate Family Vacation! …Continue Reading…


Two articles worth reading…

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For once, I actually agree with not only one- but TWO articles from TIME!

If you have a minute, check them out.

If I had a penny, for every time someone asked me with concern when I was having another child…

Only-Child Myths Persist

And the spanking issue. Most of my readers understand where I stand on this issue, and I think this article is Right. On. Point.

The Long Term Effects of Spanking

I’d love to hear your thoughts about them!


JVC ALL STAR Sports Fans Headphones

Powerful (and seriously- they’re powerful. I don’t need my hearing aids with these babies) 8.5mm neodymium driver units provide awesome sound for anyone and makes background noise nearly non-existant. The design is an in-ear canal headphone for truly superior sound. Yes, I know it sounds funny coming from a hard-of-hearing gal, but these things really do work. The gold-plated plug is also iPhone compatible for those of you with the ever-so-popular smart phone.

The come in 5 color combinations, which make for great gifts for your sports lover: …Continue Reading…